The Truth About Cars » restoration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 20:33:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 First-Ever Honda N600 Gets Restored in New Video Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/coming-america-first-ever-honda-n600-gets-restoration-video-series/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/coming-america-first-ever-honda-n600-gets-restoration-video-series/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 16:41:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1305409 As a relative newcomer to the car-building scene, Honda doesn’t quite have the heritage of classics piling up in a dusty warehouse like most other automakers. They do have a legion of rabid fans, however, including one restorer who specializes in very early Honda cars — and found the very first N600 built for the U.S. […]

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As a relative newcomer to the car-building scene, Honda doesn’t quite have the heritage of classics piling up in a dusty warehouse like most other automakers. They do have a legion of rabid fans, however, including one restorer who specializes in very early Honda cars — and found the very first N600 built for the U.S. […]

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Packard Plant Pedestrian Bridge Wrapped In 1930s Glory For Next Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/packard-plant-pedestrian-bridge-wrapped-in-1930s-glory-for-next-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/packard-plant-pedestrian-bridge-wrapped-in-1930s-glory-for-next-year/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 18:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1076226 In shambles with the rest of the property, the pedestrian bridge at the Packard Plant in Detroit is now wrapped in its 1930s glory for the next year. Last Thursday, workers covered the historic bridge on both sides with a mesh cover imprinted with the structure as it was back when the plant was in […]

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In shambles with the rest of the property, the pedestrian bridge at the Packard Plant in Detroit is now wrapped in its 1930s glory for the next year. Last Thursday, workers covered the historic bridge on both sides with a mesh cover imprinted with the structure as it was back when the plant was in […]

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Piston Slap: Getting Smart about Barn Finds! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-getting-smart-about-barn-finds/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-getting-smart-about-barn-finds/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:23:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=662162 Justin writes: Sajeev, As a classic car lover for the past few years, I’m always scouring Craigslist for 60’s cars and watching YouTube videos on automotive archaeology. It’s a lifetime dream to fix something special and drive it everyday. This being said, you can guess my reaction to hear that there is an abandoned yet […]

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Justin writes: Sajeev, As a classic car lover for the past few years, I’m always scouring Craigslist for 60’s cars and watching YouTube videos on automotive archaeology. It’s a lifetime dream to fix something special and drive it everyday. This being said, you can guess my reaction to hear that there is an abandoned yet […]

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Piston Slap: One of “Those People…” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/piston-slap-one-of-those-people/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/piston-slap-one-of-those-people/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485139 TTAC Commentator MNM4EVER writes: A mechanic friend of mine has a 1993 LX 5.0 w/AOD in slightly rough condition he is looking to get rid of. I can pick it up now, complete but not running, for $1800. If I do not buy it, he plans to get it running but otherwise not fix it […]

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TTAC Commentator MNM4EVER writes: A mechanic friend of mine has a 1993 LX 5.0 w/AOD in slightly rough condition he is looking to get rid of. I can pick it up now, complete but not running, for $1800. If I do not buy it, he plans to get it running but otherwise not fix it […]

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Piston Slap: Rejuvenate or Deep Six the A6? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/piston-slap-rejuvenate-or-deep-six-the-a6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/piston-slap-rejuvenate-or-deep-six-the-a6/#comments Mon, 24 Dec 2012 12:52:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471463 Vincent asks: Hi Sajeev, I own a 2000 Audi A6 2.7T that I bought 3 years ago. It has been a surprisingly good vehicle to me – comfortable and fast. I even track it on occasion with no complaints. It’s been fairly reliable; the most major issues were having the ABS controller rebuilt and replacing […]

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Vincent asks: Hi Sajeev, I own a 2000 Audi A6 2.7T that I bought 3 years ago. It has been a surprisingly good vehicle to me – comfortable and fast. I even track it on occasion with no complaints. It’s been fairly reliable; the most major issues were having the ABS controller rebuilt and replacing […]

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Piston Slap: Hard Body, Easy Decision? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/piston-slap-an-unsung-heros-hard-body/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/piston-slap-an-unsung-heros-hard-body/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:42:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465133 Robin writes: Thanks so much for the data on fuel additives. I did later determine that it also can be a salve for ethanol-afflicted soft bits in the fuel lines. Here’s the deal though. My little 1994 Nissan Hardbody is a delightful little vehicle. It now has over 181,000 on the clock. I just returned […]

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Robin writes: Thanks so much for the data on fuel additives. I did later determine that it also can be a salve for ethanol-afflicted soft bits in the fuel lines. Here’s the deal though. My little 1994 Nissan Hardbody is a delightful little vehicle. It now has over 181,000 on the clock. I just returned […]

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Piston Slap: The Minima-Maxima and The Circle of Life http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/piston-slap-the-minima-maxima-and-the-circle-of-life/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/piston-slap-the-minima-maxima-and-the-circle-of-life/#comments Thu, 09 Jun 2011 14:41:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396659 Fred B. writes: Sajeev, You recent article about racks prompted me to write.  I am the proud owner of a 1996 Nissan Maxima.  I’ve had it since about 30k miles.  Over the course of its 209k mile life it has garnered additional accouterments along with its original generous kit.  Specifically, the paint has gracelessly aged […]

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Fred B. writes: Sajeev, You recent article about racks prompted me to write.  I am the proud owner of a 1996 Nissan Maxima.  I’ve had it since about 30k miles.  Over the course of its 209k mile life it has garnered additional accouterments along with its original generous kit.  Specifically, the paint has gracelessly aged […]

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